Posts Tagged: Software

Feed reader generated content

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“The veteran Scrobblers [Last.fm users] amongst you will probably remember our ‘moderation system’ – this was a user-voting system that let you propose and merge artists, ultimately fixing misspelled artists by creating aliases to the correct version. We are planning to bring this back in a big way, addressing not only artists, but albums and… Read more »

Red sky at night

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Jeremy Paxman’s @ Edinburgh International Television Festival: The James MacTaggart Memorial Lecture; “the bigger question is whether the BBC itself has a future. Working for it has always been a bit like living in Stalin’s Russia, with one five-year-plan, one resoundingly empty slogan after another. One BBC, Making it Happen, Creative Futures, they all blur… Read more »

Blurp

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Crazy Mac Fanboy iPhone conspiracy theory turns out to be worth something. Stellarium, free open source planetarium software. Killer app, for that sort of thing. Peer to Patent, helping the USPTO find the information relevant to assessing the claims of pending patent applications. INCREDIBLE NEW NISSAN AD!!!!onehundredandeleven Poles demand more EU votes to compensate for… Read more »

YML 02

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“By comparing modern man with our ancestors of 37,000 years ago, the Chicago team discovered big changes in two genes linked to brain size. One of the new variants emerged only 5,800 years ago yet is present in 30% of today’s humans, they believe.” link “Thousands of volunteers have been out on the streets trying… Read more »

Podcasting

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Who here uses a podcatcher? In fact, who here uses an RSS/ATOM feed reader? Anyway. If you don’t know what podcasting is, then, basically put, it’s when someone creates and uploads a series of audio files and also maintains a web feed (that part is usually handled automatically by the podcast backend software/service) that points… Read more »